Christopher Bryant received a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1970). He was a Professor at the Universities of Waterloo (1970-1990) and Montréal (1990 to 2014) and is currently Adjunct Professor, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph (1912 onwards). He is also Adjunct Professor, Geography Department, and University of Montreal (September 2014 onwards). He has published many articles in different journals, a huge number of book chapters, many books and monographs; many Reports to different governments and agencies; many other publications and book reviews; and he has made almost 600 presentations during his career.
His fields of research are: agriculture and food production in and around cities and metropolitan centers; food security and food insecurity; tourism development; community development; land use planning; strategic development planning for communities, organizations and agriculture and other economic activities; sustainable development; resilience building for communities exposed to flooding and climate variability; adaptation of agriculture and tourism development to climate change and variability.